Careers

Over 30 years, we’ve built our practice and our reputation as a creative, professional and service-oriented team. As custodians of that tradition, our people have been selected expressly for their skills, passion, tenacity and ambition. We’re proud of our reputation as a great employer and believe in providing the opportunity, resources and support for you to grow with us.

Many people have found their career paths at Hayball over the years, and you can too.

Current Opportunities

Architectural Graduates & Students

Sydney

Our Sydney studio is hunting for talented architectural graduates or students to join the team.

We’ve got a number of exciting education focused projects on the go – so we need someone who can hit the ground running. To do this, you need to bring some REVIT skills and show us strong design sensitivity in your portfolio.

This is an opportunity to excel your professional development in a small (but fast growing!) studio with the resources of a large practice. You’ll also enjoy being part of a supportive and collaborative team of people and a wonderful social culture.

Please note: students currently studying need to be available at least 3 days per week.

Experienced Architectural Professionals

Brisbane

With an expanding presence along the eastern seaboard, our Brisbane studio has opened in the heart of the CBD. We are seeking experienced architecture professionals with a passion for design to become a part of this story.

We have a number of opportunities available. If you’re keen to join the Brisbane team at this exciting time we welcome direct applications which demonstrate your strong design sensitivity, proficient REVIT skills and experience in large scale multi-residential and commercial projects.

Finance Assistant

Melbourne

We’re a small team in a large practice, but the value we bring is significant. Now, as the company experiences an exciting period of national growth, we’re expanding our team and need a talented, switched on accounting graduate to join us.

We’re not just about numbers – we’re about people, too.

Hayball is an award-winning architecture firm and one of the largest in Australia with over 150 employees, and studios in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We have an inclusive, collaborative culture and regular opportunities to connect in a social and professional exchange. Many people have found their career paths at Hayball over the years, and you can too.

Ready from the get-go.

You’re a bright individual recently graduated with an accounting degree. Ideally, you can demonstrate 1-2 years of experience honing your skills in a project services based organisation such as architecture or engineering. If this sounds like you, get ready to take the next step and find a career home with us.

It’s in the detail of what you do.

Your primary role is to manage the smooth operation of our end-to-end Accounts Payable. We need you to apply your exceptional attention to detail and diligently close any gaps in the process. You’ll demonstrate strong initiative and a confident, self-directed ability to follow up and ensure we deliver timely responses to queries from consultants and suppliers.

A desire to learn.

If you pride yourself on a strong work ethic, love jumping in and learning quickly, this role will bring you rewarding challenges to develop professionally beyond the AP process. With lots of variety and opportunity to put your best self forward, you’ll provide key assistance with Accounts Receivable, project billing and monthly and quarterly accounting and admin tasks.

Unflappable, approachable – a real team player.

You’re personable and efficient – especially under pressure. Not only do you genuinely enjoy working with others, you know how to effectively communicate with all levels of staff. Importantly, your ability to remain unflappable and approachable will help you manage expectations and competing priorities to ensure timely, accurate outcomes for the team and the practice.

So if you’re ready to impact beyond the spreadsheet and join a team that values your contribution and professional growth, this is your opportunity to really excel – apply now!


POSITION DESCRIPTION

Responsibilities and duties

  • End to end Accounts Payable, including (but not limited to):
  • Weekly pay run processing
  • AP follow up and reporting and respond to suppliers’ queries
  • Timely processing of consultants and general suppliers’ invoices, credit card transactions and bank direct debit transactions
  • Reconciliation of credit card, bank, suppliers’ statements and AP ledger
  • Petty cash management

As required, you’ll also assist with:

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Project Billing
  • Staff timesheet follow up
  • Monthly and quarterly accounting and admin tasks
  • Ad hoc finance and admin tasks

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential

  • A qualification in Accounting or equivalent

Experience and skills

  • 1-2 years of experience in a project services based organisation
  • Intermediate (or higher) Excel skills
  • Experience with an accounting or project-based software (experience with Deltek Vision is highly advantageous!)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Personal qualities and traits

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective communicator
  • Calm, focused and professional disposition
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Proactive and constructive approach to resolve issues
  • Personable and approachable
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet targets and deadlines
  • Respond effectively to changing priorities
  • A flexible approach to tasks and strong time management
  • Genuine interest in learning
  • Team orientated with a strong work ethic

Working at Hayball

Social Culture

Hayball has grown considerably in recent years, but we continue to strive for an inclusive, connected and engaging workplace within each office and nationally. We want to ensure that individuals feel part of the team and encourage this by creating regular opportunities for everyone to connect in a social and professional exchange.

While events and activities differ across the Hayball studios, there are plenty of opportunities for you to connect with some of the friendliest colleagues you’ll ever have.

Just some of the things that keep us socially active throughout the year:

  • Monday morning tea
  • Annual Christmas Party
  • Friday team lunch
  • Big Cake Bake
  • Sleep at the G
  • Annual Family Day
  • Soup Kitchen Fundraiser
  • Craft Market
  • …and of course, the all-important Hayball archi-soccer team!

Professional Development

As part of an ongoing commitment to professional development, Hayball runs a range of initiatives to ensure everyone has an opportunity to develop their skills and stay up-to-date with the latest industry innovations.

Here’s what we’re currently running:

PMP Program: Graduates working towards registration are supported through the PMP “Practice Makes Perfect” program, which cultivates best practice for their career.

Connect Sessions: This is a fortnightly, informal information session that takes place over drinks and nibbles. With a range of internal and external presenters, these 1 hour presentations are great for connecting with your colleagues.

Design Matters: Recently revived and back by popular demand, Design Matters is a monthly forum that stimulates lively discussion and debate around an esoteric architectural hypothesis.

Architectural Film Night: Each month we inspire conversation and connection by screening a documentary focused film in which “architecture as a character is examined”.

Senior Project Leader Forum: Hayball is about sharing knowledge and ideas. Most often, this is spread across vastly different projects. Our Project Leaders come together on a monthly basis to exchange, touch base and share their insights with each other.

Red Book Talks: Each quarter, the firm gathers to enjoy anecdotal reviews of a pair of projects that are typologically related, one completed and one currently ‘on the boards’. Learned lessons are shared, outputs (good and bad) are reviewed and the accumulated knowledge of important projects is disseminated to the entire team.

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